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Hawarden Man Arrested On Child Sex Charges

Orange City, Iowa — A Hawarden man is behind bars, accused of a pair of felony child sex-related crimes.

Court documents indicate that the charges against 27-year-old Jose Guadalupe, Arce-Topete stem from an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 from September 2019 to March 2020.

Arce-Topete was arrested earlier this week on charges of: 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse, a Cass B Felony; and Incest, a Class D Felony. As of mid-afternoon Friday, he remained housed in the Sioux County Jail, according to online Jail records.

A Preliminary Hearing in the case will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 24th, in Sioux County Magistrate Court.